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Security Bulletin: IBM Security Network Protection is affected by Shell Command Injection vulnerability (CVE-2014-6183)

Security Bulletin


A Shell Command Injection vulnerability has been discovered in IBM Security Network Protection.

Vulnerability Details

CVE-ID: CVE-2014-6183

Description: IBM Security Network Protection could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary commands on the system. An authenticated attacker could exploit this vulnerability to inject and execute arbitrary shell commands on the system.

CVSS Base Score: 9.0
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Affected Products and Versions

Products: IBM Security Network Protection (XGS) models 3100, 4100, 5100, 7100

Firmware versions: 5.1, 5.1.1, 5.1.2,, 5.2, 5.3


IBM has provided patches for all affected versions. Follow the installation instructions in the README files included with the patch.

Workarounds and Mitigations


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IBM Security Systems Ethical Hacking Team: Paul Ionescu, Brennan Brazeau, John Zuccato, Jonathan Fitz-Gerald, Warren Moynihan

*The CVSS Environment Score is customer environment specific and will ultimately impact the Overall CVSS Score. Customers can evaluate the impact of this vulnerability in their environments by accessing the links in the Reference section of this Security Bulletin.


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Document Information

Modified date:
16 June 2018